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kingsqueak 09-05-13 08:30 AM

The new Giant Revolt - cross/gravel grinder bike
 
More of a gravel grinder I suppose, but pretty nice looking bike and the Giant "dirt drop" is actually a pretty nice bar they have on it too.

Cool to see more of these bikes showing up.

I posted this in here because I like bikes that take fatter tires and my Ogre is similar to one of these in some ways. I find them to be versatile bikes for general fun riding over varied terrain from pavement to dirt/hardpack trails.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/showcase/revolt/#overview

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener...0/RvltGal1.jpg

Erwin8r 09-05-13 12:24 PM

That is a great looking bike, disc brakes and all! I know that compact frames are not cool at the moment, but I really like the clearance they provide--and you're right about the bars. At the suggestion of Jsigone on here I'm looking to score a set of 3T ergosum bars, and these look to have a very similar compact bend... Nice!

kingsqueak 09-05-13 01:06 PM

If you are looking at compact/shallow drop bars, the Dimension flat-top, shallow drop bars are pretty nice too. They aren't weight weenie material, but they are inexpensive.

These bars

http://www.jensonusa.com/Dimension-F...Reach-Road-Bar

Lacumo 09-05-13 01:23 PM

If you wanted one general use bike to use on-road, off-road and for cross runs, this might be a good nominee. Owing to my size/weight, I like the fat tire capability and the price tags on 2 of the 3 models aren't really bad, either.

TrojanHorse 09-05-13 02:09 PM

zipp seems to have changed their naming convention but they also make flat-topped, short reach & drop bars. I have a set and they're pretty nice.

They're cheaper now too! :notamused:

http://www.zipp.com/bars/service-course-80/#

rideorglide 09-05-13 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingsqueak (Post 16033813)
More of a gravel grinder I suppose, but pretty nice looking bike and the Giant "dirt drop" is actually a pretty nice bar they have on it too.

Cool to see more of these bikes showing up.

I posted this in here because I like bikes that take fatter tires and my Ogre is similar to one of these in some ways. I find them to be versatile bikes for general fun riding over varied terrain from pavement to dirt/hardpack trails.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/showcase/revolt/#overview

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener...0/RvltGal1.jpg

Nice to see new options out there of on-off road. Wonder if it has any where to put a rack, fenders. Probably not, but that geometry looks right up my alley, or inseam, rather.


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